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Science Policy Intern (Paid Internship)

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Research!America
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Arlington, VA

Research!America


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Published 23 days ago

February 19, 2021
Research!America offers a stipend.
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Research!America’s Mission

The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. We advocate for a federal policy climate that helps empower our nation’s biomedical and health research sectors as they work to accelerate medical progress. For more information about Research!America, visit www.researchamerica.org.

Job Summary

Research!America is offering a paid, temporary internship in our Arlington, Virginia office with some telework opportunity available. Interns assist the organization in advancing its mission and objectives through education, advocacy and public policy activities. The internship would ideally begin in March; internships are typically three month appointments (start and end dates are flexible).  

Job Description

The science policy interns will:

  • Track relevant policy issues, including budget and appropriations legislation
  • Perform background research and write fact sheets, newsletter articles and text for Research!America’s website
  • Complete and present a self-directed project on a science policy topic relevant to the mission of Research!America
  • Attend briefings, meetings, and hearings on Capitol Hill, as well as events off Capitol Hill that are relevant to our organization’s mission
  • Provide administrative and project management support as requested

Eligibility

College seniors, graduate students or recent graduates with a science, political science, public policy or related degree (or degree goal) who seek science policy experience in the areas of biomedical research, health services research and other health research disciplines, and related Research!America priorities. Ideal candidates have a strong academic background and excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with the health and life sciences research sectors is preferred. Candidates must have experience with the Microsoft Office software.

Research!America’s Mission

The Research!America alliance advocates for science, discovery, and innovation to achieve better health for all. We advocate for a federal policy climate that helps empower our nation’s biomedical and health…

Details at a glance

  • Stipend

How to Apply

Research!America is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged. Please submit all materials by February 19, 2021. No calls, please.

E-mail résumé and cover letter, including academic status and specific area(s) of interest and expertise, reason(s) for wanting to be a Research!America intern; availability; a writing sample that demonstrates your ability to write about science and/or policy for the public (two pages or less); and contact information for three references to Anna Platt, aplatt@researchamerica.org.

Research!America is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications by members of all underrepresented…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
241 18th Street South, Arlington, VA 22202

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